Projects at think[box]

Email your project to thinkbox@case.edu to be included on this web page.

Laminar Flow Punch Dispenser October 23, 2014

This laminar flow punch dispenser was a special attraction at the 2014 Blue Block party, where President Barbara Snyder announced the launch of renovations of the future home of think[box]. The laminar jet uses technology similar to the dancing fountains found in Las Vegas. 

Contact:

Xyla Foxlin - xrf@case.edu
Jevon Montague - jjm170@case.edu
CJ Valle - stark@case.edu

Marquee Letters October 20, 2014

These marquee letters were made for a student dormitory. Built from start to finish in just one day, they are constructed from laser cut wood, paper, and strings of lights.

Contact:

Nathan Kostick - nhk23@case.edu
Joyce Chen - joyce.h.chen@case.edu

 
think[box] Commemorative Medallions October 10, 2014

These vegan dark chocolate medallions were designed and tested for a think[box] special event where TAs take the hot melted chocolate and rapidly cast it into the finished product using super cold liquid nitrogen. The molds were vaccuum formed using 3D printed models and food-grade plastic sheets. The chocolate came from Sweet Designs Chocolatiers, and the liquid nitrogen was provided by Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt.

Contact:

Benjamin Guengerich - bsg15@case.edu
Raymond Krajci - rdk54@case.edu

Aerodynamic Adhesive October 7, 2014

The dimpled surfaces found on golf balls are known to increase lift and reduce aerodynamic drag of the spinning sphere as it travels through the air. While these effects are well documented in such regimes, the effects of using a dimpled pattern on a spinning bicycle wheel are lesser known. This project investigates the effects of the dimples in the form of an adhesive strip applied to existing smooth-surfaced, deep-section bicycle wheels on the market today.

Contact:

David Takahashi - dkt21@case.edu

Fighting Unicorn Circuit Board September 10, 2014

This uniquely-shaped circuit board was fabricated for and FRC robot built by the FIRST robotics team, the Fighting Unicorns, at Hathaway Brown, a women's high school in Shaker Heights.

Contact:

www.team2399.org

Kevlar-Reinforced Denim Motorcycle Pants August 5, 2014

These motorcycle pants have the look and feel of denim with hidden kevlar panels for added road rash protection when riding on a motorcycle or scooter.

Contact:

Will Makowski - makowski.will@gmail.com

Geometric Laser-Cut Paper Art July 30, 2014

This intricate paper-cut artwork is part of a series titled "A ∪ B" inspired by the laser cutter. Multiple pieces of solid colored poster board were cut with an identical design, and the pieces carefully redistributed and mounted by hand to create a themed series of designs. The visual element was designed to be visually complex while keeping the amount of unique pieces as low as possible.

Contact:

Jared Akerstrom - jakerstr@gmail.com

Minier Whegs July 21, 2014

The Climbing Minier Whegs is a smaller version of the Bio-Robotics Climbing Mini Whegs. This is a light (62g) wall climbing robot that scales smooth surfaces using a novel adhesive modeled after the surface of a gecko's foot. The robot can easily transition 90 degrees from a horizontal to vertical plane because of its unique wheel-legs. The orange plastic pieces in the photograph were 3D-printed on a MakerBot 2 Replicator in think[box].

Contact:

William Breckwoldt - williambreckwoldt@gmail.com

Pro2Fit Inspiratory Muscle Trainer July 16, 2014

Inspiratory Muscle Training, or IMT for short, has been around for decades in the medical and sports environments. Pro2Fit is bringing IMT to the masses with a personal device that pairs with your smartphone which provides a fun and highly motivating workout. The smartphone app and website makes it easy to share results, see how you are doing relative to people like you and even compete with others. Early prototypes, made partly in think[box], are in use on several NBA, NHL, and NFL teams as well as a handful of universities for both research and athletics.

Contact:

http://pro2fit.com

Ken Price Sculpture Replica July 16, 2014

This sculpture, sold at Christie's Fine Art Auction house in New York City, was 3D scanned at Christie's warehouse and replicated in medium density polystyrene. Using "123D Make" software, the sculpture scan was sliced into 2D shapes, which were machined on the ShopBot and then glued, sanded, coated, and painted.

Contact:

Zachariah Durr - zartdart@gmail.com